Argentina beat Nigeria in an eventful Group D decider at the Saint Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday night, with Lionel Messi finally getting off the mark at Russia 2018.
The South Americans looked all set to crash out after his opening goal was cancelled out in the second half by a Victor Moses penalty.
A draw would have taken the Super Eagles through to the last 16 at Argentina’s expense and Odion Ighalo had two great chances to win it for them.
But Marcos Rojo’s late winner swung it Argentina’s way and, to Diego Maradona’s delight, they will face France in Kazan on Saturday while the Nigerians are out of the competition.
On a topsy turvy night, these were the best tweets and jokes from Nigeria 1-2 Argentina at Russia 2018:
We know our goal keeper is 19.
This commentator should shut up about it abeg. #NGAARG
— Berry (@k8rinnee) June 26, 2018
Uzoho is 19 and playing in a World Cup match. When I was 19 I was trying not to get fingered by my bf in a McDonald’s drive-thru. #NGAARG
— Isabela Barbosa (@IzzyBarb0sa) June 26, 2018
— IKU BABA YEYE (@Yommie_Scream) June 26, 2018
— _Passer-by__ (@lowk3yself) June 26, 2018
— QuarterMill Records (@QuarterMillRec) June 26, 2018
— Danny Baker (@prodnose) June 26, 2018
Useless pig. Stupid cat. #NGAARG
— Ebuka Akara (@ebuka_akara) June 26, 2018
— Igbo Wolf©️ (@Chris_Goth) June 26, 2018
The ones I'm feeling pain for the most are those that were waiting to go and collect free pizza at dominoes tomorrow.#NGAARG
— DAMILOLA (@mrDianose) June 26, 2018
— Toluwani (@toolzofficial_) June 26, 2018
By tomorrow I don't want to see any world cup advert or Super Eagles or issa goal song playing or anything related.
— A Random Guy (@WaaleBlaze) June 26, 2018
— Your Guy (@IbkThePlug) June 26, 2018
"Am called Chinedu, and am African"
— Jon ryans™ (@QuteJR) June 26, 2018
— valking♔ (@_valking) June 26, 2018
Now that Nigeria is out of World Cup, Nike should just collect the jerseys back and keep it in a museum. We will keep the jerseys till football players arise in Nigeria. #NGAARG
— Mr Josh (@sire_liljosh) June 26, 2018
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (GCFR) (@Rouvafe) June 26, 2018
Now Super Eagles
God what have we done to deserve all these discomfort? #NGAARG
— Iyá Lájè Of Lagos (@newscantell) June 26, 2018
— Man United in Pidgin (@ManUtdInPidgin) June 26, 2018
I think Nigeria should be sold and distributed among Africa #NGAARG
— rocweladjei (@shann___xx) June 26, 2018
— ♚ Ugℓу Nαke∂ Gυу (@t_riumphant) June 26, 2018
— JOKUNLE (@Jokunle) June 26, 2018
— 9GAG Football ⚽ (@9GAGFootball) June 26, 2018
No artificial Happiness today.
World cup is over for Super Eagles.
Let's return to facing the monumental problems facing Nigeria as a country. #NGAARG
— Mr Stanley Nwabia (@MrStanleyNwabia) June 26, 2018